We examine why a one-size-fits-all approach to solving cities’ challenges does not work
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Our survey of leaders found that there was a general consensus on the importance of skills to achieving inclusive growth and supporting their economies - and there's huge appetite to take control of skills policy.
A round-up of the key themes from our recent City Talks podcast on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s cities.
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #3: Cities must boost their graduate retention rates
One of the things we often hear is that cities need to focus on keeping hold of the graduates that their universities produce, stemming a brain drain away from the city once they have...
The 12 Urban Myths of ChristmasMyth #1: All high streets are struggling
It’s easy to think all high streets are in crisis. Headlines constantly broadcast the struggles of big brands and the blight of boarded-up shops, and now even John Lewis has issued a profit...
Ensuring workers have robot-ready skills requires investment, yet public spend on further education has been slashed
Five facts on earnings progression, why people move and their implications for cities
Acquiring skills goes beyond the classroom, but take-up of extra-curricular activities is much lower outside the Greater South East
This Data Tool has been created to allow you to the latest available data on the UK’s 63 largest cities and towns on everything from population, to business start-ups.
There is no easy solution to improving education outcomes, but cities can act now to help young and adult residents, using the tools they already have.